The Best Toad in the Hole. Comfort at Its Best

Recipe by MarraMamba
READY IN: 1hr 35mins




  • Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4.
  • Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl, then crack in the eggs. Add the milk and water and mix well to combine.
  • Add a pinch of salt and the malt vinegar and leave the mixture to stand for 30 minutes.
  • Put a deep ovenproof baking tin on the stove, and heat 2 tablespoons of the dripping or lard. Add the sausages and fry until browned. Put into the oven to cook for a further 10 minutes.
  • In a frying pan, heat the rest of the dripping or lard and fry the onions until golden. Add the mixed herbs and season with salt and pepper.
  • Turn the oven up to 220C/gas 7.
  • Take sausages out of the oven and sprinkle over the onions. Pour in the batter, and place the tin back into the oven. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Turn the oven down to 180C/gas 4 and cook for a final 10 minutes, until the top is golden-brown and crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with gravy.